Thursday, May 20, 2021

Dahlia by David Minutillo - Book Tour + Giveaway

The Velvet Witch and Her Dark Spirit
by David Minutillo
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Romantic Thriller

Making a pact with the underworld isn’t a problem …
but change the deal and hell breaks loose.

Dahlia’s world was turned upside down as a child and her innocence taken. But she chose to fight back with her own blend of magical mayhem. Levi has been let down by every person he’s ever loved. He’s betrayed, lost and about to end it all.

London, 2019. Our star-crossed lovers meet at a tattoo festival on the Thames. Big Ben might look the same, but magic is spilling onto the streets as Dahlia’s dark spirit begs for blood. Can she keep her raging orbit in check long enough to survive? Are they doomed? Or can Levi save them both?

You'll love this paranormal thrill-ride of beauty, chaos and despair which will keep you guessing until the bitter end.

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“If I’m sacrificing you, shouldn’t I have a knife?” I joke. 

She doesn’t respond this time. Her breathing’s heavy and forceful. She’s in the zone. I turn serious in a heartbeat, grab a candle and hold it above her. Her eyes close as her hands fall to her sides. But my brain fizzes as I realise I can’t hurt her so I lower the candle. 

“Levi, it’s ok, this is a different type of pain. I want it. It turns me on.” 

I must trust her if I want to journey with her, learn and grow with her, protect her and if that means hurting her a little, then it’s time to get onboard. 

She shuts her eyes as I raise the candle again. And as wrong as it feels, I smile, knowing that I’m a better man because of her and she’s a better woman because of me and her pleasure isn’t about how I feel, but how she does. 

A small travel journal on a family holiday to Italy in 2005 would become the catalyst for my first book. After bad weather forced us inside, I found myself scribing a story about a fictional character named, Lucca from Portofino. Balcony Nights – Tales of a Moonlit Guitarist was born, and for the next year, my keyboard took a beating as my imagination leapt into print.
But my downfall was self-belief. And eventually, niggling inadequacy won the battle, and I shelved the project. Over the next decade, I would get random hot flushes of enthusiasm and open the manuscript from time to time. Though inevitably, after a day’s tinkering, I would see a complete rewrite was in order and quietly back away from the near finished draft.
Ironically, another holiday would change all that, when I read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (the Holy Bible for anyone suffering with procrastination). It was time to kick my own ass into submission and get a book finished. The idea for Dahlia came into my head a few days later, and once again, I spent morning and night, before and after long days of work, bashing away at the keys. One day I looked up and there it was. A 120,000 word, completed manuscript.
Not long after, came the redundancy call from Egan. And just like that, I was a full-time writer. It’s now been a year and change since that day, and I couldn’t be prouder of sticking to my guns and working my ass off to make this dream come true. In that time, I’ve started and finished a novella called Travel Infinity, completed a second, 100K manuscript called Scarecrow and have just published my first novel called Dahlia - The Velvet Witch and Her Dark Spirit on all major sites.

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  1. This sounds like a great story, thank you for sharing the book and author details

  2. Sound like a hood read. Cover is unique too

  3. Whoa. The excerpt was...definitely different. O.o

    1. hahaha Thanks! Dahlia is not your average novel. I really hope you get yourself a copy to see what I mean. Enjoy.

  4. Interesting cover! The colors and graphics are very distinctive.

    1. Thanks Jeanna. That cover took a lot of time to get right. But I love it now. Really stands out amongst the crowd. Enjoy!


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